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Family Guy’s Mike Henry quits as Cleveland Brown to give role to ‘person of colour’

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Mike Henry has stepped down from his role as the voice of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy after 20 years.

Henry said the role should go to a ‘person of colour’ as he broke the news to fans.

In a statement on Twitter, he shared: “It’s been an honour to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of colour should play characters of colour. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.”

Henry has been a regular on the animated sitcom since it first aired in 1999.

He previously claimed he developed the voice of Cleveland after being inspired by one of his friend’s regional accents.

“I played basketball with this guy and his voice just stuck in my head,” Henry told reporters.

As well as voicing Cleveland, Henry also voiced the character of Latina maid Consuela.

When The Cleveland Show spin-off was launched in 2009, Henry also took on the role of Cleveland’s black stepson Rallo Tubbs.

The series received mixed reviews from critics and was axed in 2013 after four seasons.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has yet to respond to news of Henry’s departure but did re-tweet his statement to his 14million Twitter followers.

Henry’s decision comes after a number of white actors took the decision to step down from voicing black characters on animated series in the last few months.

In January Hank Azaria said he will no longer voice the character of Indian migrant Apu on The Simpsons following years of controversy and accusations of racism.

This was followed with Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate quitting their respective roles in Central Park and Big Mouth where they voiced black characters.

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Diamond’s hit song ‘Cheche’ pulled down from YouTube

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Diamond Platnumz’s collabo with Zuchu Cheche was recently pulled down from YouTube following a copyright strike by a person identified as Tony Anthony. Although little is known about Tony Antony, some netizens are speculating that it could be a conspiracy to take down the fast-rising Zuchu.

However, according to the Head of Digital Department at WCB Wasafi Kim Kayndo, they are in talks with the YouTube management to ensure the Cheche video is put back on the streaming platform. He added that the copyright strike issued against the video is fake, and therefore it will be easy for them to get the video back on YouTube.

Mr Kayndo further said that if indeed the claim was legit, it could have come from a reputable copyright body and therefore, reassured fans that the video will soon be back on YouTube soon. The song in question was trending at No. 1 both in Kenya and Tanzania and had garnered over 2.5 million views within five days of being released. This comes barely a week after fans turned the heat on Diamond Platnumz and Zuchu for allegedly copying Tanasha Donna’s lyrics in the said song.

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Dr Love: How do I know she loves me??

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It is entirely true that love just happens. But it is also not easy to genuinely bond with someone. Certainly to love someone deeply is a very complicated thing. And one of the biggest reasons behind it is that it is very much difficult to understand the signs of how the other feels when in love.

When it comes to loving deeply, women are highly secretive, and it takes them time to admit their feelings. But if you carefully observe their behavior, they do leave some signs, and ways behind that reveal how they feel.

Nervousness Indicates Deep Love

It is natural for anyone to fall in love to feel nervous deeply. And this change in the behavior is often readable. So if your girlfriend shows signs of nervousness, it means you are inevitably going to win her over.

She Shows Signs Of Jealousy

A woman in love will many times reveal shocking signs and display her jealous side if you are talking to other girls or unknown women. It is because she considers you more than just her friend and is scared of losing you to someone else.

She Always Tries To Keep You Happy

Does she always try to keep you happy and make you smile? When a woman is genuinely in love with a man she will try everything to keep him happy. She may even display a good sense of humor and go out of the way to ensure that you are always smiling.

Social Media Displays Her Love Interest

It is always easy to find out the deeply hidden feeling of your girlfriend by getting a glimpse of her activity on social media platforms such as Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Instagram. If she likes and comments on your post regularly, these signs indicate that she is deeply in low with you and wants to come closer.

She Is Always Ready To Hear You

One of the most visible signs of being in love is always being attentive to the words of your partner. You only listen to someone with great intent when you feel genuinely for someone. These are the signs that a man must recognize to identify true love.

You Are More Important Than Others

Have you seen her giving more importance to you over others? When a woman prefers your company more than other, these are her ways of showing how deeply she loves you. It can be anything from sharing food, discussing problems or even asking opinion-but if you are the first person she prefers to talk to, these are the signs that she is deeply in love with you.

Does She Discuss With You New Things?

Does she discuss new things with you whenever you meet her? It is also a vital sign that she is deeply in love with you. If she brings up a new topic every time and discusses with you even smaller things of her life, then it is one of her ways of showing you how deeply she is in love with you.

Presents For No Reason- Signs Of Being Deeply In Love

If she is giving you presents occasionally for no reason at all, then it is an indication that she is indeed profoundly in love with you. Because there can be no other reason why she should be showing signs of surprising you with gifts and presents.
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This Man Dennis Okari

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Dennis okari is one of the best investigative journalists we have in Kenya. Through him, a number of scandals that would have gone past the public eye have been addressed. The most recent one, the covid 19 millionaires shook the government after he uncovered the embezzlement that had happened with the covid funds.

Dennis went to the Kenya institute of mass communication where he got his bachelor’s degree in communication- journalism. He has worked in different companies and reported in different languages. That includes the kenya broadcasting corporation, metro tv, TBN Africa and the standard group media. Currently he works at the Nation group media and is a news anchor as well as an investigative journalist and reporter.

He was married to former k24 news anchor Betty kyalo but their union lasted for only six months. Betty kyalo’s brother did hint to the media that there was abuse in the relationship as well as no support from Okari’s family. It seemed like his family did not support the union. However, both of them did not come out to the public about their break up or what caused their divorce so nobody knows what their side of the story. The two have a four-year-old daughter named Ivanna.

Dennis remarried after divorcing Betty Kyalo. He married a lady named Naomi joy who works at bonfire adventures. The two go to the same church and seem to be happy and lost in love. Their wedding was an invite only affair that was done last year in February at Ridge-ways baptist church. They have since already celebrated their first anniversary together.

Okari is a good chef in his kitchen. He once posted a picture of food he was preparing for his wife after she came home late and tired from work. The food looked very appetizing hence we can tell the man does know his way around the kitchen.

He is one of the highest paid personalities in the country. Though we cant exactly tell his net-worth, we can tell the man does pocket a handsome pay quite often from the luxurious life we see he lives on his social media pages.

Dennis is a bilingual reporter and worked for the BBC where he used to take home a salary of 800,000 per month. He covered issues of governance, security and feature stories. He however came back to seek an opportunity at the nation media group.

Dennis was recently appointed as the special projects editor at nation media effective from January twenntieth of this year. He clearly is doing a good job if his bosses entrust him with such big roles. The man has a professional experience of 12 years and counting.

Dennis okari is a forex trader and a coach as well. One can tell from his social media pages that he is deeply invested in the trade.

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